Friday, November 8th, 2019 @ Franklin Plaza
44th St, Troy, NY 12180 | VIP Cocktail Hour 6-7
Dinner & awards 7-9pm | After Party 9-Midnight
Waterworks | 76 Central Ave. Albany

This year become a Volunteer!

Capital Pride could not happen without the hundreds of volunteers that take the time out of their lives to help create the largest Pride celebration in Upstate New York. Please fill out the form below and someone will contact you about how you can plug in.

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2019 Capital Pride Parade & Festival

The Pride Center of the Capital District has been serving the LGBTQ community in the Capital Region and beyond for 48 years. In fact, we are the oldest, continuously operating LGBTQ Community Center in the country!

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Stephanie is multi-faceted, California-born artist who was raised in Upstate New York. With an art career spanning 10 years, Stephanie has been featured in 64 exhibitions, 30 of which were group shows and 34 solo shows. Her eclectic, interdisciplinary body of work includes paintings on canvas and walls (murals), sculpture, collage, upcycled furniture, and miniature landscapes. She also creates costumes and performance art.


Stephanie’s work explores the many paths of human communication, the naked form, and the duality of life itself. She is inspired by vintage ephemera and accessories —pop art and pin-ups— as well as her children, nature, nostalgia and past relationships.

Although her work is born from visions that develop from these raw inspirations, some of Stephanie’s works is social commentary. Yet, it is her intent that the viewer experience, consider, and interpret her work with their own perspective; art is not a finite language, but one of nuanced emotion, engagement with its audience.

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Contact her at or on Facebook: @larkstreetgirl

In light of the recently leaked memo from the Trump Administration, our trans community is once again in the crosshairs of the GOP’s divisive agenda. According to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, “This is part of the Trump administration’s widespread effort to attack trans rights. And in this case, it’s a memo that was written months ago that is part of an effort to restrict the federal civil rights laws so that trans people aren’t protected. Now, it’s being touted as this effort to erase trans people, and I think that’s certainly what many in the administration would like to do. That’s what we saw with the military ban. That’s what we saw with the memo with respect to prisons. But the reality is that the executive branch of government cannot single-handedly change the law. So this is an effort to narrow federal civil rights protections, but federal civil rights protections are still written by Congress, existing in federal law and interpreted by the court. So this is certainly not the final word on anything, but it is part of a widespread attack on the trans community that we’ve seen across the administration.”

Contact federal representatives and demand that they do not allow this to happen.
Here are some important numbers to share:
Congressman Paul D. Tonko: Phone (518) 465-0700 – Albany | Phone:(202) 225-5076 – DC
If Tonko is not your Congressperson, please visit Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Phone (518) 431-0120 – Albany | Phone (202) 224-4451 – DC
Senator Chuck Schumer: Phone: (202) 224-6542
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Toll-Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775As a reminder, the Pride Center of the Capital Region offers free counseling services. The Trans Pride Group meets here at 332 Hudson Ave. every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, and In Our Own Voices meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.